District Attorney

Milwaukee County District Attorney

John T. Chisholm

Promoting Public Safety Through the Fair & Just Prosecution of Criminal Offenses

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Who We Are

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office prosecutes violations of state laws and county ordinances and litigates child protection cases in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. The District Attorney, an elected official, supervises all functions of the office. The District Attorney is assisted by seven deputy district attorneys, approximately 120 assistant district attorneys, and approximately 160 support staff, including victim-witness advocates, investigators, clerical professionals and crisis-response specialists.

The mission of the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office is to promote public safety through the fair and just prosecution of criminal offenses; to protect the health and welfare of children who are victims of child abuse and neglect; to advocate for justice for the victims of crimes; to safeguard the rule of law; and to promote citizens' participation in sustainable neighborhoods by treating all persons who come in contact with the criminal justice system with fairness, dignity and respect.

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821 W. State St., Room 405
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Phone: (414) 278-4646

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